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It means that someone who previously voted for you had their account deleted, and their votes were removed at the same time as their account. This can either be at the person's own request, or imposed by Stack Exchange for violating the terms of service on this or another SE site. If you look at your inbox on the site's top bar, you should see a number of ...


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Although there exists a dedicated History of science and mathematics SE site, the math or stats sites sometimes have questions about the history of a symbol, of a theorem. Those are quite interesting, to grow connections, rise interest. While I am not a high-level gardener, I believe such questions could be appropriate, and could be better by linking to ...


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Here ya go! For more detailed instructions, see below: Go to Stack Exchange Data Explorer Log in (optional) Enter 'site activity' in the search (top right) Click the 'favorite' or 'popular' tab Select the top result Choose your search parameters Begin entering 'gardening' into the 'switch sites' search, and select the proper site Press 'run query'. If you ...


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I agree with you, you want to improve your garden situation. This would fall in the category "garden or landscape planning and layout" from here. I don't know why it was closed, my guess is that the focus was too much on the dogs and not on the garden? If that was indeed the reason you can try SE pets.


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Moderators can't merge accounts; that has to be handled by Stack Exchange staff, and they generally prefer that you contact them directly. I left a comment on your post with directions to the relevant page in the help center and a pointer to the "contact us" link at the bottom of every page on the site which will take you to a form to fill out. It may take ...


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Done. I marked it as an "intrinsic" tag - that is, a tag that is considered to apply to every question asked here. As such, it cannot be used here but won't block migrations from other sites.


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You're right, it did break on FF and I fixed it now. It looks fine on FF and Safari and Chrome. Normally I give a little bit of wiggle room for the images, but this time I made it a little too much of a tight fit, and that might've pushed it to the next line in FF. Sorry about that and please let me know if it looks OK to you now. I resize images and ...


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You're correct, the creation of tomatoes and the subsequent merging of tomato as its synonym "orphaned" the wiki. Merging tags does these and it needs to be fixed manually (these slipped my radar). Here's the entire list of "orphaned" wikis that were caused by tag merges. Orchid wiki, excerpt Pepper wiki, excerpt Tomato wiki, excerpt Please feel free to ...


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This is done! Also blacklisted plants to prevent that from being the go-to replacement option. Thanks Shog!


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Getting a custom design is one of the perks of site graduation. It used to be that getting the design happened at the same time as graduation, but Stack Exchange changed that policy some time ago: see Design-Independent Graduation is on for early September! and other questions about "design-independent graduation" on Stack Exchange Meta for more information. ...


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I would suggest that you edit the question. Remove, or downplay, the reference to dogs and emphasize the drainage issue. Editing a question will place it in the re-open review queue. With luck the reviewers will reopen the question for you.


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Below every post, you should see a 'share' link. Click on that and a popup will appear that has a link to the post (the link includes your user id in the URL slug, which is how SE tracks the number of visits using that link) and buttons that allow you to quickly post the link on Google+, Facebook or Twitter. If you want to post it somewhere else, such as on ...


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There's no one-click way to move a chat discussion back to the post where it originally came from (like there is to move a comment discussion to chat). If the information in chat is valuable, the best thing to do is to edit the answer to include that information, making sure that you give proper attribution, i.e. user name and a link to their chat message (...


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Where the vast, vast majority of list questions go wrong is they stop being about a problem that needs a solution and veer drastically towards simply polling the community. So much so, that we simply choose to forgo them altogether. The blog post Good Subjective, Bad Subjective covers this. The earmarks of bad subjective is when the thread quickly fills ...


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I think it should be asked in Biology SE. The topic of the question is about having reproducible conditions, and not about plants.


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I've broken this down into steps (possibly more than is necessary), but hopefully its helpful. Go to Stackexchange.com Click the Filtered Questions tab Under item 1, select 'all questions' Under item 1, select 'just these sites', and type/click on Gardening & Landscaping Under item 2, name your filter (optional) Under item 3, click yes. Make sure the ...


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There are two ways (that I know of): The Stack Exchange software analyzes each post as it's made and calculates a "score" for it. If the score is below a certain value, the system automatically generates a "low quality (auto)" flag and pushes it into the VLQ review queue. The exact details of the analysis algorithm aren't public knowledge, but it's safe to ...


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The avatar is generated from an MD5 hash of your email and is served by gravatar. If you change your email id, then logically, the avatar changes. The simplest way to have consistent gravatars that you can control is to register for an account at http://en.gravatar.com/ and set your image. I've used your old email info from your user history and its MD5 ...


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I have confirmed that the two are indeed the same user and have gone ahead and merged sstNorwalk into suzanne. I found yet another unregistered account as sstNorwalk and have merged that too. Oct 20 moderator merges users id = 1648 into id = 1641 by yoda Oct 20 moderator merges users id = 1694 into id = 1641 by yoda You can verify that all the answers ...


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I believe the down voter based their action on the content of the answer. There are a number of points which are incorrect or highly speculative: lichen does not indicate a sick tree a close examination of the photo does not show any ivy that I can see whether the "whole forest looks sick" is hard to prove from a photo there is no sign of charred bark on ...


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Yes, there is an easy way. Log in to Stack Exchange Data Explorer, and find Badge progress for curious, inquisitive, and Socratic on GL.. Enter your user number from this site, which you can find in your url slug, and run the query. You will get the results for each badge, with yes meaning you have the badge, and a fraction showing how far you need to go ...


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I've found that the question has already been answered on meta stackexchange: Opinions on closing an older question as a duplicate of a newer question [duplicate] The highest voted answer, by Gnoupi: No matter which one came first, the most relevant one should be left open, and the other one closed as duplicate. And the accepted answer, by Bill the ...


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Just for reference, posting the result of the query from the previous answer (for last 104 weeks, or two years):


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Here's a step-by-step way to post pictures. In your question, or answer, click on the icon on the top row that looks like a box with a mountain in it. It's to the right of the brackets. A window will open that looks like this: If you want to post a picture from your computer, double click on the big box. Either drag and drop or double click the picture ...


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It should not matter. The site checks when you load pages in GL if you are logged in. Are you sure that you were logged in on both devices? Going to your personal page is not enough, you need to see also your points on the black bar. I'm using a lot of computers and devices, and I reached 98 consecutive days, before I forgot (for a few hours) to log in ...


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We have some news there. There is some discussion on SE, and we are also nominated on such proposal: Let's break up with "Graduation" and remove a bunch of "Beta" labels. In short: maybe stable and long live beta sites will have an upgrade (from beta), but not yet with full perks (custom design/logo).


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Delete votes never expire (see How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? and scroll down to the section "How do votes to delete work?"). The delete tab on the tools page has a maximum 30 day range and posts don't appear to get bumped if a new delete vote comes in later ...


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It would mean losing functionality that you may, on balance, prefer to keep but you might choose to 'favourite' every Q once you have seen it and then select: -infavorites:mine Closed:0


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This rule is in place so that newer users who don't have much rep (who usually don't know the site well) can't just edit all they want. You get full editing privileges at 1,000 reputation, so only users with 1,000 or higher can edit without having to suggest and get approved. The limit on how little you can change a post before you get the editing privilege ...


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Here's an example: Why are strawberries cooled before planting, and what is a term for this procedure? I edited Jul 13 at 19:44 (click to view edit). The heading says, 'deleted 50 characters in body; edited tags; edited title', and below that, it shows exactly what I did. Below that there will be previous edits, if any, which you can click on to view, and at ...


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